Help Penny the Penguin find her way back home.
Complete three main stages and sublevels by earning the target amount of the day.
Upgrade Penny and the restaurant to earn more tips and money quickly.
Penny the Penguin needs your help. Lost in the icy mountains, she has to raise money to get back to her family by working as a waitress. In Penguin Diner, your role is to help her earn money by serving customers, upgrading the restaurant and Penny’s accessories, and completing all the main stages namely Hill Top Café, Ice Rink Café, and Iceberg Café with their corresponding sublevels.
In general, Penguin Diner’s gameplay is simple and uses only a mouse. As soon as the diner opens, the player helps Penny sit customers at an empty table. From there, you and Penny should work hard to make sure customers stay happy. Serve them fast, and you’ll get tips.
The challenge of the game comes in two ways. First, the amount to be raised in every level increases over time. Further, as the level progresses, more customers come in, making it harder for Penny – and you – to pay more attention to all their needs. If customers’ requests aren’t met, they can leave the restaurant, decreasing Penny’s chances of meeting the day’s profit target.
Aside from a good hand-eye coordination, you can maximize upgrades or objects that can be used by the restaurant or by Penny to provide gameplay advantages. For example, upgrading the skates can make Penny move faster while entertainment devices like television and music can increase the customer waiting time. In the world of Penny, however, the pricier the object, the higher is its value in the game.
The game has an equally simple in-game store, where upgrades or objects can be purchased using the earnings of the day. You have the option, however, to accumulate your money to buy more expensive and valuable items later.
Penguin Diner is a one-person game, and there’s no leaderboard to aim or battles to be won. In other words, hard-core pro gamer may not like it, but it’s something that can help pass the time pleasurably and leisurely.
The graphics and sound render nicely on a PC, but they can still use some improvement to make them truly complement to the storyline of the game.
Overall, if you need a game to while away the time, one that gives enough pressure for you to appreciate the gameplay, Penguin Diner makes the cut. You wouldn’t know it, though, unless you try so make sure that you play the game today.